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KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; JF = 5th Grade and Up

MAYAN

updated 12/05


Picture Books


Beginning-to-Read Books


3rd - 4th Grade Books

Scieszka, Jon ME OH MAYA
Joe, Fred, and Sam find themselves whisked by The Book to the main ring-ball court in Chichin Itza, Mexico in 1000 A.D., where they must play for their lives against a Mayan High Priest who cheats.
2003 69 p.

Wisniewski, David RAIN PLAYER
To bring rain to his thirsty village, Pik challenges the Mayan rain god to a game of pok-a-tok.
1991 32 p.


5th Grade and Up Books

Eboch, Chris THE WELL OF SACRIFICE
Set against the vivid background of everyday life at the height of the Mayan golden age, Eveningstar's candid not-for-the-faint-of-heart acount of the last days of a great city will have readers on the edge of their seats.
1999 236 p.

Cameron, Ann COLIBRI
Kidnapped when she was very young by an unscrupulous man who has forced her to lie and beg to get money, a twelve-year-old Mayan girl endures an abusive life, always wishing she could return to the parents she can hardly remember.
2003 227 p.

Kirwan, Anna LADY OF PALENQUE: FLOWER OF BACAL
In 749, the Maya princess Green Jay, of the Kingdom of Bacal, writes in her diary about her arduous journey to Xukpip to meet King Fire Keeper, her future husband.
2004 204 p.

Talbert, Marc HEART OF A JAGUAR
Balam, a Mayan boy struggling to achieve manhood, participates in fasts, prayers, and rituals to appease the gods and bring rain to his village.
1995 197 p.